When we carry out healing work on ourselves, after a session with a Reiki practitioner, or after taking a Reiki class, we go through a healing process in which energy is released from the physical, emotional, mental or spiritual levels. As this energy is being channeled, it must travel through and be released from our system as blockages are removed and patterns dissolved.
This healing process can sometimes cause uncomfortable symptoms that are actually part of the recovery process. This is sometimes called a ‘healing crisis‘ by some, but is actually a normal part of the healing process as we enter a more deeply healed state.
Some people report experiencing stomach aches, flu-like symptoms, aches and pains, fatigue, and headaches. When healing takes place, our system will start operating on a higher level of efficiency and begin releasing stored toxins that tend to accumulate in various tissues of the body. When this occurs, toxins enter the blood stream and then are eliminated through the skin, by the longs, liver, kidneys and bowel. This can cause these physical symptoms mentioned above.
At the same time, when weak or sick organs start heal and different parts of the body go through a period of adjustment, organs will start adjusting to the new, healthier way of functioning.
Healing can also take place on higher levels affecting emotions, the mind and one’s spiritual life. When deep-rooted emotional patterns are dissolved, some people’s lives may actually fall apart. They become mentally and emotionally vulnerable, nothing seems to go right for them and they find it difficult to function in the life they previously had.
This higher level healing can manifest in various ways and can bring about changes in the way one’s life is organised. This sometimes manifest as an increase in the pace of life, difficulties with others including negative feelings that have not been experienced in a long time. Some of these feelings may related to events that happened in the past with family, friends or others.
The removal of energy patterns leaves voids that are filled with light, which raises the vibration of the receiver. Regular healing allows the light to work deeply with the voids resulting from the release of blockages, triggering a process of vibratory rate increase that allows the release of further blockages, bringing further evolution. The receiver of the healing gets into a cycle that may last many months before things settle down and more conformable emotional and mental life re-emerges.
We are complex holistic beings and all parts of ourselves are connected. When healing takes place in one area of our life, this can affect all other areas to a greater or lesser extent. Sometimes a major reorganisation of our lives is required.
However, it is important to say that a healing crisis does not always happen, but when it does, it is important to understand what is happening so that we can support ourselves as we go through it. After things settle down, it will be clear to us what improvements have been made. We will feel much better and life will be healthier.
Support is important to some people, less to others. Occasionally Reiki students, even Reiki Masters, need confirmation or feedback on something they may have experienced, or advice on how to approach a problem. We are all constantly learning, even Masters.
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Giancarlo has over ten years of experience in healing work. He teaches the Usui/Tibetan and Holy Fire® systems of Reiki and works as a Consultant Healer at the College of Psychic Studies in London.